Okay so, after I finished the Ghost Girl book report (again, great book) ms. Stricker announced that now we're supposed to read a novel.
However, this time we're not going to do a book report when we finish it.
So, anyway. Dear America books Rule! I've loved the historical fiction content of the Dear America books. The only Dear America books you COULD NOT get me to read EVER are My Heart Is On The Ground and The Girl Who Cased Away Sorrow, which have been criticized for being historically incorrect.
Anyway, now I can't choose between reading Look to the Hills or finishing Seeds of Hope. (Yes, we're allowed to finish stories we started as long as we don't have like one page left to read and it's a fiction novel.)
Look to the Hills and Seeds of Hope both sound fantastic.
Can you help me choose?
Seeds of Hope:
Susanna Fairchild and her family are on board a ship sailing from New York to the West, where they plan to start a new life in Oregon. But tragedy strikes when Susanna's mother is lost to the sea. Hearing stories of great wealth, Susanna's physician father decides he wants to join the hordes of men rushing to California to mine for gold.
Look to the Hills:
Arriving with her French masters in upstate New York at the tail end of the French-Indian War, Lozette, "Zettie," an orphaned slave girl, is confronted with new landscapes, new conditions, and new conflicts. As her masters are torn between their own nationality and their somewhat reluctant new allegiance to the British colonial government, Zettie, too, must reconsider her own loyalties.
Again, Dear America books RULE!
And I can't wait until three weeks from now, that's when we have to be done but also start on our true story project. YES! Then I can FINALLY finish reading Alicia: My Story with no interruptions.
Anyway, now here are book recommendations from me:
The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld (I know, if you read my journal a lot that's SO shocking. ;))
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Dreams in The Golden Country
Color Me Dark by Patricia C. McKissack
Alicia: My Story by Alicia Appleman-Jurman (Not for people who get easily scared from the Holocaust though)
and Ghost Girl by Delia Ray
That's all so far. Oh, and the W.I.T.C.H. series by three authors. :)